We’re hiring – Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot

10th January 2022

Freelance roles for Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project


Following the publication of the feasibility study and economic impact assessment of the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park concept (http://superslowway.org.uk/resources/pennine-lancashire-linear-park-study/), The Super Slow Way are now commissioning a series of pilot projects and studies to test a variety of approaches that explore and demonstrate how the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor can be developed as a major asset for the communities that live in this part of East Lancashire. 

Co-production will be at the heart of the process, enabling the community to work with artists, designers, and planners to inform the research and develop solutions – whether growing food for pop-up cafes, designing wayfinding routes from their home to the canal or experimenting with temporary interactive light installations to make their journeys feel safer.

Using a range of imaginative and innovative approaches over the six-month period, the pilots will test the viability of a pioneering programme of change, working with residents along this overlooked section of the canal from Pendle to Blackburn. The Linear Park concept seeks to marry physical improvements to landscape, infrastructure and buildings, to expansive programmes of environmental, cultural, leisure, educational and economic activity which can be tested in this phase by live projects with communities to help build a safer, greener, more productive, active environment and nurture a unique sense of place.

The project will start in January and end in June 2022.

Freelance positions

To support us in this exciting new project we are now seeking freelance project managers, creative producers, community engagement personnel and people with expertise in project evaluation, data gathering and monitoring  to work across a number of different pilot projects. You’ll need to be hard working, organised and creative and enjoy working on your own initiative as part of a small energetic team to help get projects up and running quickly and delivered by the deadline of June 2022. 

To apply please send your C.V and a brief introduction explaining why you’re interested in the project, your daily rate and your availability between  February – June 2022 to lydia@superslowway.org.uk by Friday 21st January. If you’d like an informal chat prior to applying please email jenny@superslowway.org.uk 

Super Slow Way is committed to reflecting and celebrating the diversity of our communities across East Lancashire in all aspects of our work and relationships including with artists, audiences, staff, board and partners. We especially welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse individuals and people who identify as Deaf, disabled and neurodivergent. Please contact jenny@superslowway.org.uk to discuss any particular access requirements around your application. 

We plan to interview successful applicants on the 31st January and 1st February either at our offices in Blackburn or via Zoom with a view to successful candidates starting asap.